Arctic Star White Nectarine
The earliest ripening of any white nectarine, Arctic Star’s sweet juicy fruits are ready to harvest as early as June in warm climates. Fruits have a striking deep red skin with pure white flesh that is all sweet with no tartness. A highly rated nectarine and a beautiful one too.
Latin Name: Prunus persica
Site and Soil: Peaches and Nectarines like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Nemaguard
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 10°F or below.
Chill Hours: 550-650
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, low-acid, juicy
Fruit Skin: Deep Red
Fruit Flesh: White
Bloom Time: Mid March – Early April
Ripening Time: Mid August
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: The foliage of Peaches and Nectarines can be damaged by Peach Leaf Curl. Plant resistant varieties or spray with copper 2 to 3 times during the winter. Clear, copper colored exudations on the trunk and branches are symptoms of bacterial canker. Copper sprays will also help protect your tree from this disease.
USDA Zone: 6-9